James Doak

Jim’s experience includes M&A, financing and restructuring transactions on behalf of Gymboree, Aéropostale, the City of Detroit, Foxwoods Casinos, Standard Pacific Corp., Level 3 Communications, Burlington Industries, and CenterPoint Energy. He has also represented creditor constituents in transactions including The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., COFINA/Puerto Rico and The Lenox Group and advised several sovereigns and municipalities. He is frequent panelist at industry conferences. He has authored articles on corporate distress and leadership and served on the Federal Judiciary’s Chapter 9 Roundtable. In June 2021 he was selected as the Global M&A Network’s “Restructuring Banker of the Year”, and in June 2011 was selected for The M&A Advisor’s 40 Under 40 leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Heat and Warmth Fund, a leading non-profit in Michigan. Mr. Doak has degrees from Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School and Harvard University.

What Jim values about his career… Assisting business leaders, whether helming borrowers or their stakeholders, navigate stressful and uncertain circumstances.